Americana-inspired pet collection available at PetSmart

From Fireworks-Themed Tees, Toys and Treats to Services Benefitting U.S. Veterans, PetSmart is the One-Stop Shop for All Things Red, White & Blue

PHOENIX, 2016-Jun-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — People all over the country will be celebrating important American holidays including Flag Day next Tuesday and our nation’s birthday next month with parades, backyard barbecues, pool parties and neighborhood gatherings. Because PetSmart believes pets can and should be included in all memorable celebrations, through July, pet parents can find the latest Americana-inspired pet fashion, accessories, treats, toys and special grooming services so pets are ready to commemorate these holidays and join in the fun.

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True Blue, Red White & Blue
Pets can display their patriotism this summer with adorable apparel like the Top Paw™ Little Firecracker or All American Dog tees. Pups are sure to be the hit of the backyard barbecue with a nod to one of America’s favorite summertime foods – the hot dog – by wearing the adorable hot dog hoodieby Martha Stewart Pets®, exclusively at PetSmart.

Sporty bandana collars inspired by the American flag serve as a fashionable and easy pet accessory. Pets can also snuggle in a navy blue cuddler bed adorned with stars or play with an array of patriotic toys such as the Top Paw Red and White Firework or the Flattie bald eagle toy.

Even small pets like rabbits and guinea pigs can join in the commemorative fun with festive red, white and blue bedding.

Festive Food
While most traditional party fare isn’t appropriate for pups, they can still join in the fun with Bocce’s Sliders dog biscuits, made of all natural cheese, beef and carrots. Dogs who prefer food of the canned variety will love BLUE™ Red, White & Blue stew, which can also be served as savory food topper.
Calming Solutions for Fireworks
Not all animals will be ready for fireworks on July 4th – for those skittish and agitated by the loud noises, calming solutions will help keep dogs and cats calm such as calming collars, spray and home diffusers with pheromones that help to settle pets. Thundershirts are designed to provide a calming effect when your dog or cat experiences fear or separation anxiety. The shirt, which fits snuggly around the pet’s body, delivers constant, gentle pressure to create a dramatic calming effect. Brand new this season is Thundershirt’s Limited Edition Patriotic Shirt for Dog Anxiety – perfect for helping to calm pups for fireworks viewing.

PetSmart for Patriots – Services that Give Back
PetSmart has expanded its patriotic-themed grooming and other pet services aimed at honoring the service and sacrifice made by the nation’s men and women in the military. Now through July 4, 2016, $1 from every Patriotic Top DogSM Package and other select grooming, PetsHotel® and training purchases will go to the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence®. Over the past two years, PetSmart and its customers have donated more than $250,000 to Canine Companions through this philanthropic program.

PetSmart for Patriots is a joint endeavor between PetSmart and Canine Companions for Independence in support of Canine Companions’ Wounded Veterans Initiative to help partner assistance dogs with the military veterans who need them. Since 1992, Canine Companions has placed 144 dogs with military veterans, with the number of dogs placed tripling since 2008.

The patriotic services* include:

  • Patriotic Top Dog and Select Grooming Services: Choose from select PetSmart grooming packages that include an assortment of patriotic add-ons, including patriotic bandanas and collar charms, as well as a red (cherry), white (coconut) and blue (blueberry) signature scent.
  • Yellow Ribbon Pet Expressions**: Show patriotic support with a washable yellow ribbon stencil.
  • Treat Time at PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp:
    • Dog-friendly ice cream with crunchy biscuit topping
    • Snack KONG (PetsHotel offering only): a fun KONG toy stuffed with tasty filling
  • Pet Training: Pet parents can choose any six week pet training class

These Americana-themed pet products and services are among a wide, comprehensive assortment available now at PetSmart.

*All services are subject to availability.
** Not available in SC, Boulder, CO & select cities in CA. Colors may vary by salon. Available to puppies 12 weeks and older.

About PetSmart
PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This mission impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates, and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, and operate approximately 1,450 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and approximately 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store.
Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.comPetFoodDirect.comPet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities™ and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 450,000 homeless pets each year. In addition, PetSmart supports organizations that make communities a better place to call home through our philanthropy program, PetSmart Gives Back™. By giving back to the communities where we live and work, PetSmart not only celebrates the power of pets to enrich people’s lives – we live it.

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Danielle Bickelmann
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